Friday, 2 September 2016
Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle - Lucy Cavendish
I recently got an unexpected trip to my Spiritual home - Tintagel in Cornwall. Whilst there, well it just had to be done we had a shuffle round the shops and I managed to pick up the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle deck - which I had been after for a long time.
Those that know me, know that I have a bit of a 'thing' for Oracle decks and in my opinion you can never have too many!
The blurb on the back of the deck:
"You are invited to enter the realm of Faery!
Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle is your doorway into the magickal realm of the Faery. Each gloriously illustrated card is brimming with secrets, messages, insights and guidance directly from the most helpful and wise of nature's guardians, delivering clear messages and direct and loving guidance. Easy to read, yet deep, mystical and rich..........."
That's not all the blurb but I didn't want to bore you!
The artwork is by Selina Fenech and the deck is published by Blue Angel. I should imagine that it's available via Amazon but I must admit I haven't checked.
The back of the deck is quite plain as Oracle cards go, but somehow that adds to the mystery
They are nice big cards, which feel solid to the touch, but not so big that you can't shuffle them easily.
The book, that comes with the cards is pretty standard in that you are given interpretations of the cards and suggested layouts, however, I did really like the introduction, it explained how to work with the Fae themselves, not just the cards. How to communicate and heal with them and how to understand if they are with you.
The card I drew today is below:
Stunning isn't she, as you can see there are 'quick hints' underneath the image but the book goes on to give a detailed reading, Divinatory Meanings and (what is often lacking in Oracle guidebooks) Reversed meanings.
I'm an intuitive 'reader' which means that more often that not I will totally ignore the book as I prefer to get the messages for myself, but I can see myself referring back to this book just for the additional information in it.
This card is pretty apt for me right now as I've been trying to do too much and have stopped noticing the little joys, blessings and beauty that surround me.
So, would I recommend this deck - yes, I would, just for the stunning artwork, but I would hesitate to recommend it to someone just beginning to read the cards, as I think they may get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information that they may assume that they have to learn 'verbatim'.
I'm off now to connect to the cards and do a few card pulls and see where the Fae want to take me.
Love n blessings to all
x x x